The integrity of sperm chromatin in young tropical composite bulls.

@article{Fortes2012TheIO,
  title={The integrity of sperm chromatin in young tropical composite bulls.},
  author={Marina R S Fortes and Richard G Holroyd and Antonio Reverter and Bronwyn Venus and N Satake and G B Boe-Hansen},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={326-33, 333.e1-4}
}
Sperm chromatin fragmentation is associated with subfertility, but its relationship with age progression in young bulls is poorly understood. The objective was to assess sperm chromatin fragmentation during the early post-pubertal development of 20 tropical composite bulls, using a sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and sperm-bos-halomax (SBH). Bulls were subjected to bull breeding soundness evaluation (BBSE) at mean ages of 13, 18, and 24 mo. Traits measured included liveweight (WT), body… CONTINUE READING

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